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Spending Deal Sets Dangerous Precedent

For Immediate Release Congressional leaders unveiled late Wednesday a bipartisan spending agreement to fund the government through the remainder of...
Mar 20, 2018

Statement on the Passing of Peter G. Peterson

For Immediate Release The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, on the passing...
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Feb 26, 2018 | Budget Process

Budget Summit to Spur Action on Reform

For Immediate Release The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget convened the first annual “Better Budget Process Summit” Monday in Washington,...
Feb 23, 2018 | Budget Process

CRFB Statement on Joint Select Committee Members

For Immediate Release House leaders named several members Friday to the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform, a...
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Feb 12, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

President's Budget Doesn't Meet the Fiscal Realities

For Immediate Release President Trump released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget on Monday. The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas,...
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Budget Deal Could Lead to $2 Trillion Deficits

For Immediate Release Congress passed a massive budget agreement early Friday that adds almost $420 billion with interest to the national debt over...
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Budget Deal Will Bring Back Trillion-Dollar Deficits and Could Ultimately Add More Than $1.5 Trillion to the Debt

For Immediate Release Senate leaders have agreed to a massive budget deal raising the defense and nondefense spending caps for two years, increasing...
Jan 30, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

President Trump Fails to Address Growing National Debt in State of the Union Speech

For Immediate Release President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address on Tuesday. Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee...
Jan 29, 2018

Statement on the Passing of Ed Lorenzen + How You Can Help

For Immediate Release It is with profound sadness that the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget announces the untimely death of our senior...
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Jan 23, 2018 | Health Care| Taxes

$30 Billion in Debt is a High Price to Reopen the Government

For Immediate Release The House and Senate have passed a short-term continuing resolution extending discretionary funding through February 8. The...